In this blog article I share with you the story behind the creation of the #1 bestseller YES! TO Love™: The Ultimate Guide to Personal Transformation for Everyday Life Balance.
I wrote YES! TO Love™ in 2015 and it was first published in 2016. However, my writing journey dates back to 2010. I knew there was a book in me. I attended my first writing workshop back then and my intention was to write a book one day... It was therefore something I foresaw in the distant future. Little did I know that I would start writing earlier than I anticipated…
The working title of the first book I wrote, back in 2010, was Happiness Creation (still to be released :))
A miracle happened that year: I first put pen to paper whilst reading Susan Jeffers’ book Feel The Fear And Do It Anyway. Her book had a life changing and miraculous effect on me. Susan’s book content was so profound that it got me inspired: I started to make notes of inspiration...
James Allen said:
This quote by James Allen “Calmness of mind is one of the beautiful jewels of wisdom” reveals to us that the more we cultivate a calm mind the wiser we become. As a result, the wisdom we attain helps us to live a more peaceful, loving, joyful and happy life.
However, if you spend most of your time on the computer, your mobile phone, watching TV etc. or being busy absorbing countless sources of information calmness of mind might delude you. In this blog article I am going to share with you 7 ways you can increase calmness of mind so that you enjoy more peace, love, joy and happiness in your life.
1. Grow in wisdom
The joy of inner peace and calmness is simply the habit of returning to a state of peace at all times. This is important especially when you feel troubled and face many problems and challenges.
The more you move toward inner peace the more you lighten up your heart. Heaviness of the heart is due to all of the negative emotions you are attached...
Discover the 21 signs that you are living a purposeful life.
You may know my story that in my mid-thirties I was on a quest to discover my life’s purpose. I was going through a period of existential angst; I felt so unhappy, discontented and unfulfilled. Moreover, I felt lost, unclear and disconnected to the world around me even though I seemed happy on the outside. In fact, I believed deep in my heart that there was more to life than what my life was back then. I wanted to give my present-day existence more meaning and I discovered my life's purpose when I devoted time to uncover it.
Do you find it hard to discover your life’s purpose?
If so, in this blog article you are going to discover the 21 signs that you are living a purposeful life.
Sometimes you cannot see the light at end of the tunnel because you focus on the wrong thing in order to move your life forward or to take it to the next level. Change requires doing things in a certain way.
In this blog article I share with you 3 ways you can empower yourself in order to change your results.
When something goes wrong the general tendency is to ask dis-empowering questions, such as: “Why me?”, “Why now?”, “What have I done?” etc. Such dis-empowering questions lead nowhere. Therefore it is important to be aware that the quality of the questions you ask yourself will determine the quality of your life experience.
Consequently, asking yourself empowering questions can have a miraculous effect on the results that you get in your life:
For example if your goal is to create a career that you love you can ask yourself the following empowering questions:
F.e.a.r (false expectation appearing real) seems to be epidemic in our world and it is clear that the importance we attach to it can keep us paralysed and stuck. However, should you wish to uncover and fulfil your life’s purpose it is important to learn how to use whatever fear you may have positively so that it serves you well.
Can fear serve you positively when you want to uncover and fulfil your life’s purpose?
My answer to this question is YES! and I want to you how in this article.
1. Get unstuck
In order to get unstuck and change your results you must make the decision to do things differently. What most other people do when they are faced with fear is to remain stuck in the fear. Yet in order to let go of fear it must first be acknowledged and accepted. When you let go of resistance, you allow your fear to become your friendly ally and you can move forward and keep going.
Susan Jeffers said: "Feel the Fear and Do It Anyway" in her book of the same title and she is...
When you look at your life as a workbook you understand that your life’s challenges and tribulations are lessons to be learnt.
Indeed, when you understand and believe that your life is a workbook of problems to be solved you realise that every problem and challenge in your life serves a purpose.
The sole purpose of your workbook of problems to be solved is to help you grow spiritually as a human being.
From this perspective onwards, it is therefore easier to consider your life’s challenges as allies i.e. as something happening for you and not to you or against you.
When you approach your life from this perspective you give yourself permission to experience life as a gift.
My intention in this blog article is to share with you 5 ways you can lighten up your workbook of life:
The magic of life always starts with gratefulness. It is from this place of gratefulness that you can count your blessings. The more grateful you are the more you live your life...
As shown by the statistics at least 45% of people want to create change in their life since they make resolutions at the beginning of every year. However, only 8% actually accomplish their dream.
Albert Einstein said that insanity is doing the same thing over and over again whilst expecting a different result.
It is clear that you cannot change your results or create change whilst adopting the same habits, which created the imbalances in the first place.
What is the solution?
Indeed, if you are not getting the results that you want there is something that you do, which gets in the way of your new resolution and you must change it.
What habits are you to change?
It is possible that your thoughts are not supportive of the change you desire.
It is possible that your beliefs are not supportive of the change you desire.
It is possible that you actions are not supportive of the change you desire.
We are now more than half way through the year and you probably made some new year's resolutions last January such as: eat better, exercise more, spend less money, self-care, read more books, learn a new skill, get a new job, make new friends, get a new hobby, focus more on appearance etc. (according to YouGov poll these are the most popular new-year's resolutions for 2018).
Before I share with you the 3 Steps to Stay on track and Keep Your Resolution let us first look at what might be getting in the way.
1. You made a resolution but you do not really believe you can accomplish it
2. You are not sure that the grass is greener on the other side.
3. You are too busy doing other things and you have lost track.
These obstacles are very common and the statistics show that only 8% of people actually keep their resolutions.
Are you among the 8%? If not, below are 3 steps to stay on track and keep your resolution:
Step #1: Implement 'The...
In this blog article I pay homage to Mother Teresa's poem on celebrating and honoring life.
Mother Teresa’s poem reminds you that life loves you and how important it is to live in the now moment by moment.
This is something I used to struggle with. I used to project myself into the future all the time instead of living and appreciating the present moment. Should you do the same; focusing too much on the future, you do not appreciate the present moment fully enough and I believe that a balance is necessary.
Or you might be someone who is stuck in the past and you constantly return to the past thinking about what was or what could have been? This is a problem because you do not appreciate the present moment by moment since you are stuck on past memories you cannot change or on what was or could have been.
Mother Teresa's poem is a reminder to be grateful for what is, for each day of your life and to celebrate the present moment by moment.
You can do this.
Dr Wayne Dyer said that too many people die with their music still in them. What Dr Dyer meant was that many people have dreams but alas they never manage to accomplish them. Let this not be you...
I understand that sometimes you might not see the light at the end of the tunnel and you might feel like giving up on your dreams, however I would like to sheer you on by saying keep persevering!
In this blog article I share with you the 3 secrets to perseverance when you want to be on purpose:
Secret #1: Perseverance = Progress
Should you be disciplined, focused and consistent you are most certainly moving forward in the direction of your dream faster than you think. You might have the tendency to be hard on yourself because things do not seem to be moving ahead as quickly as you would like them to. However, trust: